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>> it's 6:00. a lot going on around the bay area. i'm laura garcia-cannon. thanks for joining us. >> i'm brent cannon. one thing you will want to know is about the forecast. you are getting used to the cold temperatures, now maybe we will warm up a bit. >> living up to summer-like expectations. this morning, the low clouds, mist in spots. around lunch time, 70s. today, a combination of 70s, 80s inland. the rest of the week is finally starting to look warmer. we'll look at that in the seven-day forecast coming up. a warning for drivers all across the bay area this morning. make sure that you hang up before you get behind the wheel. the chp will be looking for people breaking the cell phone and driving laws. bob redell has more on what's happening today. bob? >> reporter: driving while
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distracted is one of the leading causes of accidents. one of the biggest causes of accidents is this right here, the cell phone. that's why today chp along with other law enforcement agencies in the state will be cracking down and enforcing what they say is a zero tolerance attitude, policy towards those not going hands-free. since the hands-free law went into effect over two years ago, cell phones contributed to more than 1200 accidents in california. 16 people killed as a result. 850 injured. the only time you are legally allowed to hold the phone to your ear is if there's an emergency and you need to call 911. otherwise you need an ear piece, it can only cover one ear, can't cover both. they want you to have one ear available to listen for sounds while driving. any sort of texting is illegal. no one under 18 is allowed to use a cell phone while driving, period. almost a quarter million citations have been issued since this law went into effect.
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the fine for the first offense can run you over $100. reporting live in san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. we are less than a week away from the first day of school for many kids, the san jose elementary school torched by arsonists, the pressure is greater with ever. kris sanchez has more on what they're doing to get ready. >> reporter: good morning to you. in most communities the school is at the heart of the community and a gathering point, so it is here in this neighborhood in san jose. when this school went up in flames, the community wasted little time in rallying behind. the fire was just about a month ago and it destroyed about 85% of one of the two buildings. in total 15% of the classrooms.
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the school year will start as set, august 16th. we talked with the superintendent earlier today and he said the district worked very hard, but so has the community. just this weekend there was a rather large community garage sale organized by a woman who doesn't even have kids in the school district who wanted to show support and to raise money as quickly as possible. the california teachers union estimates every teacher spends at least $1,000 out of pocket in getting ready for the school year. this year special challenges since many of them lost stockpiles of years worth of materials in the fires. here is one of the organizers of that fund raiser on why she wanted to get involved despite the fact she had no real reason to. >> this neighborhood is strong. there's a really strong sense of commitment, of goals. we're not done with trace school. we know there will be a need for more help along the way as they get back to building their
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school, overcoming this setback. >> now, there are different ways that you can help. obviously you can participate in community events like that one. there's been ice cream socials, a play coming up, "the odd couple" that you can attend. proceeds from that there benefit trace elementary school. a lot of local businesses are donating a portion of their sales to trace elementary school. the silicon valley community fund is matching dollar for dollar up to $50,000 that could mean doubling your donation. if you know anything about the person who set this fire on purpose back in july, definitely call police. in san jose, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you very much. now to an update on a story we broke to you first earlier this morning. we got word that the fire crews in alameda county put out a fire on a pier there. this is the area we're talking about. the north side of alameda at buena vista near benton. luckily no buildings were damaged. as far as we know no one was
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hurt. today marks one year, the anniversary since a 5-year-old oakland boy who had cerebral palsy disappeared. volunteers are fighting to keep his case alive though many have little hope he is alive. his foster father said the last time he saw the little boy was in his car parked behind a shoe store. earlier this morning we spoke to melinda stevens from the center of exploited and missing children, and she said it is important to keep hasani's case in the public eye. >> it's critical to the return of missing children. children who have been missing for several years are, in fact, recovered. it's the most critical thing we can do. >> we will hear from mark klass coming up in a bit. his daughter poly was kidnapped from her home in petaluma and killed. a man who came to san
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francisco to celebrate his wedding anniversary over the weekend is waking up without his wife this morning. san francisco police say 18-year-old phillip stewart shot and killed 50-year-old mechthild schroeer from germany sunday night. she and her husband were walking to their hotel. the couple came to san francisco celebrating their anniversary. four other people were questioned but released. a crackdown to prevent violence at san francisco night clubs may have little impact. a new law that gives the city the power to revoke permits at problem clubs is in effect but it does not apply to private parties and would not have stopped the deadly shootings that led to the new law in the first place. it is primary day in colorado, connecticut, minnesota and georgia. sarah palin and mike huckabee brought georgia's race for governor to the national stage, each stumping for one of the gop candidates. in colorado two cliffhanger races could test anti-establishment sentiment as
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the democratic party pick michael bennett meets outsider andrew romanoff. >> at some point is, you have to stand up to the leadership of your own party when you think they're doing something wrong. i'm doing that right now. >> the gop senate primary in connecticut may be close, but it is sure to be in the spotlight with wrestling executive linda mcmahon expected to pin down the gop nomination. three democrats who want to be minnesota's next governor will be pressing hard in their states. a republican state legislator in the state's gop primary. commuters stuck in the slow lane have a chance to pay for a faster trip in the east bay. the first express lane is about to roll out on 680. it's a 14-mile stretch between highways 84 and 237. carpoolers are still free, however single drivers can now pay for access. the fee depends on the traffic. the expense lanes rules go into effect from 5:00 in the morning until 8:00 p.m.
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alameda county congestion management agency has said the average price will be $3 or $4. time coming up on 6:08. we want to check in with felipe who is watching traffic this morning. he's in for mike. >> that's right. good morning to you, brent. good morning to folks out. there this is what you are looking out heading through the south bay. 60s up and down 101 between 85, 280. 60s 280 northbound. 87 looking in the 60s as well heading out of the south bay. coming through the maze area, upper 60s, smooth, uneventful commute. we told you yesterday about a construction project that started up heading through the caldecott tunnel, that is in the 60s right now. that is an unobstructed commute. the bay bridge toll plaza, things looking good. the metering lights are still off for now, but they are getting ready to open up in a bit. upper 30s, lower 40s heading
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westbound. through the san mateo bridge, reports earlier of a car fire that caused a small brush fire just eastbound at junction avenue. that has been cleared up. that is being cleared up as we speak. no lanes blocked. things looking good as you head across the san mateo bridge. golden gate bridge camera, the sun is slowly peeking its way out and a warmer forecast on its way. rob will tell you more about that. >> we will check in with rob right now. >> we have been talking about it this morning. low clouds in a few spots. 55 degrees right now in san jose. yes, things will be warming up more over the next couple of afternoons. 58 in oakland. seeing overcast skies. i think you saw it there on the san mateo bridge and the golden gate bridge, mist in a few spots. 56 degrees in san francisco. we still have a strong sea breeze, not as strong as the last couple of days.
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winds from about 15, 20 miles per hour from fairfield, which means good air quality today. some headlines we will see for today and the next couple of days, morning clouds again. 70s and 80s inland. a few more 80s this afternoon. later this week, getting close to 90 degrees for a change. living up to august standards heading into the weekend. around the bay area today, upper 70s in san jose, los gatos, morgan hill, those are some of the warmer spots. 60s for san francisco and oakland. the seven-day forecast showing a trend turning warmer as we head towards the weekend. 80s to near 90 beginning friday and cooling some by next monday. back to you. >> it is 6:10 now. the governor will meet with leaders in san jose today. we will show you the new pages blasting how the budget is being handled. and one of the escaped inmates thought to be hiding in yosemite is now in custody this morning.
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and we continue with our coverage of the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of little hasani campbell. coming up, we'll talk live to the father in another heartbreaking case. >> the forecast will get warmer. also the latest on the morning commute as we look at the sunol grade this morning.
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welcome back. a nice-looking shot at the golden gate bridge. still a bit gray out there and a bit cool to start. it's going to get warmer a bit later on. also a reminder, don't use your cell phone while behind the wheel no matter how dark it appears to get out there. getting darker not lighter out. chp will be cracking down on bay area highways. more on that throughout the morning. 6:13 right now. thousands of children are
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reported missing every day in this country. today is the one-year anniversary of disappearance of oakland's hiasanni campbell. polly klass was taken from her home in petaluma when she was just 12 years old in 1993 and later found strangled to death. her father, mark klass joins us live this morning. you have taken an active role in finding missing children. what do you tell parents whose children are still missing? some for many years. >> there's very little you can tell them except keep hope alive and remember cases like jaycee dugard, shawn hornbeck or elizabeth smart, there is always hope until you have proof one way or the other that a child is either alive or dead. >> that's right. keep hope alive, don't let it dwindle.
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what about the for the community? it takes an effort to keep the faces out there and active in the minds of people? >> i can't believe there's a garbage truck right here. >> oh, no. >> yeah, no, it's unbelievable, laura. the community can offer a huge supporting role either in the community itself or in the media. and i know that everybody is really stepped up on this particular issue over the course of the last decade or so. missing children are getting far more attention now than they have in the past. the cases are staying alive longer. as a result of that, awareness is raised, education is raised, and more children are being recovered than ever before. >> well, there's a lot of different outreach programs that kind of keep peoples -- i guess the spirit of it alive as well of looking for kids. tell us something about the fireball run? >> the fireball run is cool. it's a motor race across the
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united states that begins on the 25th of september. and it ends in gallion, ohio, begins in henderson, nevada. they call it the race to recover america's missing children. each one of the 35 to 40 teams represents a missing child from their own community. now, my foundation, the klass kids foundation is the chosen kid for the fireball run in 2010. we have chosen hasani campbell as the child that we will be representing in hopes of maybe at some point bringing resolution to his case. >> that's wonderful. our own little hasani campbell. i know it's hard to hear us. what timing with the garbage truck. you have to love live tv. >> crazy stuff. hasani, you know, hasani is very dear to everybody's heart. the little boy really never had a chance. he's obviously a sweet little kid and he deserves a resolution
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in his case. >> he does. he does. most certainly for his family, the community and everyone involved. mark klass, we thank you for joining us this morning and your continued involvement to help find missing kids. thank you, laura. >> here's a few things you can teach your children to do to help keep them safe. one interesting note, never teach stranger danger. kids don't think of strangers in the same way as adults, and more often than not children know the people trying to cause them harm. and also remember to tell your children never to go out alone. always take a friend and check first with a parent before playing outside or going places. and it's okay to tell a parent, guardian or trusted adult if you feel sad, scared or confused. really keep up the communication with your kids. it's so important. knowing where your kids are and what they're doing. >> it is hard in the klass case, because somebody broke into the house and abducted her.
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generally speaking those are some things people can try to do. >> exactly. we have new information on the livermore mother who is now charged with having sex with two teenage boys. according to documents obtained by nbc bay area, the suspect's first alleged victim was her own teenage daughter's boyfriend. prosecutors say the mother of three had a second victim. another 14-year-old boy who allegedly had sex with hubbs 15 times and received money and expensive gifts from her. she now faces 67 felony counts including unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor and lewd sex acts with a child. one of the inmates who escaped from an arizona prison is behind bars this morning. police arrested convicted killer, 42-year-old tracy province in a small town in wyoming. the search for inmate, 45-year-old john mccluskey and
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accomplice, 44-year-old caslyn welch continues. u.s. marshals think they left yellowstone national park. they are now following leads in montana. california's $11 billion water bond is off the november ballot. state lawmakers removed it because polls showed it might not do well. after a close vote last night the issue is on hold for two more years. the water bond would have funded reservoir projects and the restoration of the sacramento/san joaquin delta river. a courtroom showdown is brewing for furlough days for state workers. last night an alameda county judge blocked the governor's executive order requiring state workers to take three unpaid days off each month. a spokesman said governor schwarzenegger will appeal. new furloughs were expected to begin friday and they would be the second round ordered since last year. between february of 2009 and june of this year, state workers were furloughed a total of 46 days. the governor will talk with
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san jose leaders this morn being the state budget. he scheduled a discussion at the silicon valley chamber of congress. there is a $19 billion gap that they're trying to fix. the democrat's latest plan to retroactively increase income tax was blasted while cutting the state sales tax. the state assemblyman says it could reduce the tax burden but others says the numbers don't add up and an opinion piece in the l.a. times knocked supporters and the governor. former senator sheila james kiln writes the governor tried to muscle lawmakers with things like rolling back vehicle license fees which ballooned the deficit. show said instead of negotiating, he is willing to wait it out until he gets his way. cowardly corporate political correctness, those are the harsh new words from oracle ceo larry
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ellison this morning to the "new york times" as he blasts hp for revealing a sexual harassment allegation against former ceo mark hurd, even though the claim was unfounded. ellison went on to call the move the worst personnel decision since the idiots on the apple board fired steve jobs many years ago. this morning hp stock price will have to bounce back from an 8% drop yesterday. hp announced hurd's resignation friday after that alleged sexual harassment investigation turned up irregularities in his expense account. 6:21 right now. rod stewart is expecting his seventh child at the age of 65. it will be the second child for stewart and his wife. stewart has five children from previous relationships, and stewart and lancaster have one child already and have been together for a decade. the new baby is expected just
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before lancaster's 40th birthday. >> there you go. >> what do you call him. dad-pa? >> there you go. a dad-pa. want to check in with felipe. >> same with me. >> you're a younging. >> no children yet. in livermore, an accident on westbound 580 at livermore avenue causing slowing westbound 580. a look at your times coming out of the peninsula, speeds are looking good. bayshore freeway, northbound 101 from 91 to 80, 6 0 miles per hour. looking outside and giving you a shot of the oakland commute. the coliseum there to your right. northbound traffic headed on the right side of your screen. earlier accidents, one southbound closer to auto mall parkway has been cleared up.
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that's a nice commute this morning if you are heading out that way. a look a the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights are still off. not much traffic backing up. speeds in the 60s and 40s heading westbound. one more shot, looking outside at the golden gate, starting to get foggy out there. rob will tell you more. the commute looks good. rob will tell you more about that fog and if it will burn off, get warmer later on. we'll talk to him soon. >> thanks, felipe. community outcry begins, bringing back a piece of the bay area history. >> and "america's got talent" is going where it has never gone before. the first-ever contestant being picked off youtube. here is what i may have missed last show. ♪
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welcome back. san jose waking up to a blanket of clouds. oakland also mostly cloudy skies. 58. in san francisco, finding some mist and fog, fortunately now the low clouds have dropped low enough that we are seeing delays into sfo airport for some arriving flights. west coast still dominated by a trough which is hung up across the pacific northwest. even though we will see warming inland, we will not warm up a lot until the trough backs off. clouds and drizzle for the morning. around lunch time should see 70s inland. some warmer places like yesterday creeping into the low 80s. 78 in san jose 62 san francisco. 65 in oakland. the weekend, we start to warm up by saturday. thanks, rob. this weekend a piece of the east bay's history will spring back to life. 1926 plunge closed nearly ten
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years ago after point richmond condemned the building. through community outcry and fund-raising, the plunge is coming back to life. mosaic tiles line the showers now and a massive mural by john wuherl covers a far wall. the plunge was one of the early municipal pools from the early 1900s that survived the changing world. before tv and the internet people used to pack swimming places. >> at a time when it opened it was a culture of going to the water. but it was a great place for -- to have family swims, the whole family would be down. >> the city will hold a grand reopening celebration this saturday. 6:27 now. we will show you the new bus ad with a 9/11 image stirring up controversy in new york. and the south bay considers a new measure that means pit >>jo owner als will have to reth
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>> and what a way to quit.
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a live look outside at the golden gate bridge. be careful when you hit any bay area roadways today. we'll tell you about the chp crackdown that could cost you a pretty penny. it's been one year today since little hasani campbell disappeared. we will have the latest on the investigation and what's happening today. and the tarmac tantrum that may go down as the quit. we will hear from a passenger on that flight. good tuesday morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. rob says there's a warm-up on the way. he has a look at the forecast.
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>> as we head through the next couple of afternoons, right now too much in the way of low clouds causing inbound flight delays. you can see the reason why, fog and mist over the peninsula this morning. 50s to get your day started. 70s popping up inland. mid 80s outside around los gatos, livermore, close to 90 this week. >> thank you very much. a live look outside at 880. traffic picking up there and a warning for everyone about to hit the road this morning. don't text and drive. make sure you're hands-free if you are planning on talking on your cell phone. big cell phone crackdown is under way. bob redell has more on what the chp is doing today and how much it could cost you if you are caught. not worth it. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning to you. if you feel the urge to make a call, police are reminding you to use the hands-free device.
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it's much more safer and it's legal. distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents, and this, your cell phone, is one of the biggest distractions while in the car. that's why today chp along with other law enforcement agencies throughout the state will be doing this crackdown, enforcing a zero tolerance policy towards anyone caught driving while not hands-free. since the hands-free law went into effect, just over two years ago, cell phones contributed to more than 1200 accidents in california. 16 people were killed as a result. 850 injured. the only time you're allowed to legally hold the phone to your ear is if there's an emergency and you need to call 911. otherwise you need an ear piece, it can only cover one ear, can't cover both ears. they want you to have one ear available to listen for sounds around you. any sort of texting is illegal. no one under 18 is allowed to
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use a cell phone while driving, period. almost 250,000 citations have been issued since this law went into effect. if you're wondering what will it cost me if i get busted with this thing up against my ear, that fine for the first offense can be $100. reporting live in san jose, bob redell, nbc bay area news. . >> got to play it safe out there. one year ago today little hasani campbell was reported missing in oakland. christie smith has more on what the community is doing. >> reporter: oakland police say they are still checking into things. a group of people who never met hasani campbell will be meeting
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with the district attorney later today. they have been searching for him, basically since he disappeared. they are trying to see if they can better use their resources to help in the investigation. now, they're led by sherry lynn miller, who runs an east bay print shop and started a non-profit citizens for the loss society. she started searching, she says, the morning after hasani disappeared. she has been printing flyers, organizing searches. hasani's foster father, louis ross reported him missing. no one interviewed by police say they ever saw hasani, and police say it would be impossible for him to run off since he has a disability. miller said she is not giving up. >> i worked on the sandra cantu case, and when he came up i said why not.
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everybody in the state should be concerned about him. >> reporter: ross and his then fiancee were arrested but released because of lack of evidence. police pointed to ross for a number of reasons. apparently two weeks before hasani disappeared, he sent a text to his fiancee threatening to leave the little boy on a b.a.r.t. platform. there will be a rally before the group meets with the d.a. today at 3:00, and also a vigil this evening at a church in hayward. that group gave me the latest flyer they have on hasani, the reward now stands at $75,000. reporting live in oakland, christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> thanks for the update there. >> so great to bring him home. earlier this morning we talked with melinda stevens from washington, d.c., she's the director of the national center for missing and exploited children in hasani campbell's case, police think he may have been killed while others say he was taken and could still be
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alive. stevens described how agencies handle a case like this. >> we handle all of these cases with the expectation that we're going to recover this child alive. we work with distributing posters and using those posters for the general public to keep their eyes out in the constant search for hasani and all the other children reported to us. >> she says it is critical to keep the case in the public eye because several children are missing for several years before they are found alive. it is primary day in colorado, connecticut, minnesota and georgia. there are a couple of
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cliffhanger races to look out for that could test the anti-establishment sentiment as sarah palin and mike huckabee brought georgia's race for governor to the national stage, here is a look at an ad paid for by the american freedom defense initiative, an organization that opposes radical muslim influence in the united states. the group had to sue the metropolitan transportation authority in new york to accept the ad. the ad was approved last week. santa clara county supervisors are pushing a new law to crackdown on pit balls. he wants all pit bull type dogs in the area to be spayed or neutered. he says no one should wait for a
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tragedy before they act. there are an estimated 320 pit bull type dogs in the unincorporated areas of santa clara county, and an estimated 168 of them have been spayed or neutered. muni is back on the lookout for free loaders. fare inspectors and san francisco police will team up to stop muni vehicles and ask riders for proof they paid. if you don't have proof you could get a fine of 75 dollars. muni started the program last summer but it is coming back now after a three-month break. now to a story that people will be talking about. a flight attendant ran out of patience on a plan that landed at jfk. police say he cursed over the p.a. system, grabbed a couple of beers, pulled the emergency chute and just slid down and ran from the plane. steven slater was working on a flight from pittsburgh when police say he got into an argument with a passenger. it started when the passenger got up early to get her bags from the overhead compartment. slater told the passenger to sit
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back down. as he approached, the woman continued to pull her belongings down and hit him in the head with her bag. this morning, matt lauer talked with a passenger on the flight and what he thought when he heard the overhead announcement. >> i heard him make the announcement. we didn't know what that was about. i thought that was the most interesting part of the day to that point. it wasn't until i got off the plane and saw that something had happened with the chute and then i got to the air train and there he was. >> crazy. slater faceses a number s a nus and possible prison time. you can see the rest of the interview at 7:00. >> we want to check the morning commute with felipe. >> an accident just happened northbound 680 that they are still clearing approaching mckee road. not too bad if you are making your way around there. a look at the peninsula times
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making your way up and down 101. things in the 60s on 280 and south 101. to the maze, speeds in the 60s. green lights all the way around. a look outside up and down 880, this is oakland coliseum on your right, northbound traffic is smooth. you can see a real nice commute there. to the toll bridge plaza, metering lights have been turned on. things are jammed making your way into the toll, give yourself some time now. looks like everybody is out driving on their morning commute. back to you guys. >> things picking up out there. >> so are the temperatures. eventually i think we may get out of this summer cold snap. >> we may get closer to the 90s, this morning we have misty skies around san francisco and san jose. 70s for san jose today. low to mid 80s in the warmest places. san francisco and oakland still stuck in the 60s again today.
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in the north bay temperatures in the 70s. about 82 around vacaville. the seven-day forecast warms us up. you will see the warmer changes inland beginning around here on friday. back to you. >> thanks. time is 6:41. get your pencil ready. up next the secret words of the day that could help you win a free wine country getaway. >> trace elementary school will have their pencils ready for the first day of school. it will start on schedule though the school could use some help. we'll tell you how you can help out in a bit. it's no secret that kids are costly, but get this, day care is costing parents more than college tuition. we'll show you t nnext. [ female announcer ] jobs leaving.
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breaking news out of alaska this morning. we are getting word that former alaskan senator ted stevens was on board a small plane that went down there yesterday. a u.s. government official tells the associated press the former long-term republican senator is among several passengers on the plane. the official says stevens condition is unknown. if you think college tuition is high, the new numbers on child care may stun you. in california, the average cost of child care is higher than
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child tuition. kristen dahlgren is live with more. there is one way to fix child care, just bring them along. >> are these yours? >> no i'm watching them making some extra money while working here. we joke about the cost of child care, but you know, this is a really serious subject. their mom knows as well. in california, $11,580 for one year of infant care on average. just astounding. as much or more than an education in a public college. that's what we're finding in a lot of states. not the most expensive in the country. in massachusetts, $18,733. so a lot of money, if there. then mississippi, the lowest in the country, $4,560. so a lot of families finding out that you guys are expensive.
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>> no, we're not. >> and well worth it. that's what does it every time. a little thing like that, you're good to go. you crack the wallet open. >> exactly. they're all worth it. >> they're really excited. let's just watch them. >> i know. >> thanks, kristen, appreciate it. >> they are better tv than this. i sense snack time coming soon. students at trace elementary school are learning that life goes on. they will head back to school next week on time despite a devastating fire that simply destroyed after of the classrooms at their school. kris sanchez is live in san jose with how you can help get things back to normal despite the efforts of an arsonist. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the school year starts on august 16th. that's been on the schedule and lots of folks are working 80 hours a week to make sure that happens. we talked to the superintendent this morning, he said things are
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good to go. though they are going to be heading into portable classrooms and many of the teachers will be starting from scratch, having lost a lot of materials that they collected over many years time. that fire happened about a month ago, destroyed about half of the classrooms or 85% of one of the two buildings. the district has been hustling to make sure the school community is intact, even if the buildings are not. teachers will move into the portable classrooms come thursday. in an average year, teachers spend about $1,000 out of pocket on materials and supplies. this year will be tough because they are starting from scratch. just this weekend, a woman who has no kids or grand kids here at the school organized a community garage sale which raised about $5,000 which will be matched by the silicon valley community fund. that's a lesson worth a lot more than money.
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>> what it says to the community and the families is that this community is committed to education. >> reporter: we have ways you can help. you can shop local businesses in the area, some of them are donating portion of sales to trace elementary school. one last way to help, the arsonist is on the lose. if you know anything, call san jose firefighters. >> thank you very much, kris. new this morning, you can still use your blackberry if you travel to saudi arabia the country and research in motion have reached a compromise over security concerns. as you remember, scott mcgrew has been talking about this. saudi arabia threatened to ban blackberry service on friday. it cited national security concerns because you can't regulate or see blackberry
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messages. crews working to kill bp's broken well in the gulf may have something else to watch out for, that's bad weather. the national hurricane center is watching a cluster of thunderstorm thunderstorms in the eastern part of the gulf. forecasters say they could hit the disaster zone as early as friday, that's when bp hopes to complete drilling a relief well in order to continue to plug the damaged well for good. bp says it is keeping a very close eye on the weather and they'lled they'll adjust as they need to. >> let's take a look at the weather here. >> pretty cool and mild, but that's about to change. san jose, overcast skies, 55 degrees. san francisco, you can see the fog there. too much at sfo airport, some arriving flights delayed because of low clouds. call ahead if you can expect someone to come to town. lunch time, starting to warm up inland. we will see that out towards the
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tri vaulley, overall, highs 70s to mid 80s. warmer today. as we head towards the weekend, that's when we will see temperatures climbing closer to 90 degrees. thank you very much, rob. we continue to cover some breaking news out of alaska this morning. we got official word from the ntsb, we were telling you about a plane that went down that former alaskan senator ted stevens was on board, it went down yesterday. now we are getting word from the ntsb that five of the nine people on board that plane died. we don't know the conditions of ted stevens, but it was confirmed by a u.s. government official who wants to remain anonymous that they did confirm that ted stevens was on that plane. we will bring you any available updates as they continue to come in this morning. >> we don't know if he was one of the ones who died or one of the survivors. >> exactly. >> time is 6:50. it's been one year since hasani campbell was last seen. we have the latest on the case
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welcome back. 6:53 right now. another live look outside from the south bay. traffic moving good in this shot but it's a bit gray out of the east bay. traffic moving through there
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pretty well. today marks one year since an east bay boy with secerebral palsy disappeared, but volunteers are not giving up hope. christie smith has more on what volunteers plan on doing to get the word out on little hasani campbell. >> reporter: good morning, they are holding a rally this afternoon, meeting with the district attorney in alameda county and holding a prayer vigil at a church in hayward tonight. these are people who never met hasani campbell but one woman started looking for him immediately after he was reported missing from behind this shoe store here on college avenue. the 5-year-old with cerebral palsy was reported missing by his then foster father, who says that he walked around the front of the store to meet the foster mom. when they went to the back hasani was gone. the couple was eventually arrested, but they were released for lack of evidence. sherry line miller runs a print shop out of san leandro and organized searches, distributed flyers and t-shirts, she says
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keeping the boy's name out there is key. >> so many people come by here, what happened to hasani? they didn't find him yet? people don't know. it's up to to us make sure people do know. >> reporter: oakland police plan to address the case later this morning. this is the latest flyer for haas haas. the reward hasani. the reward is $75,000. christie smith, nbc bay area news. >> scott budman has a cool assignment this morning. he's a cool cat himself. he joins us live from downtown san jose this morning. good morning. >> scott, look at that. are you there? >> hi. >> can you hear us? >> yes. >> i can't believe you're in that fancy car. >> yes, i can hear you. we were a bit distracted in our $110,000 tesla car.
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we wanted to show this and how we roll in the south bay. they brought the show to the south bay and they said bring something cool and high-tech. i'm here with vinny. did we do a good job? >> i like the car a lot. it's not something i have in my budget, but -- >> you radio guys make all sorts of cash. >> this is impressive. we have not had a chance to take it for a spin. >> that's next. i promise. >> we are upstairs broadcasting, doing our show live. san jose is a big part of our audience. i live right up the street, so -- >> okay. >> i'm stoked to be doing a broadcast here and glad to have you guys come out with the car. tell us about it. what do we need to know? >> you need to know as cool as it is that you guys have a hybrid vehicle, that this is the way to go here in silicon valley. by the time you get through with this, it may be $130,000, but tesla says there are sedans on the way for the whole family.
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any way, shall we go for a spin? >> does your wife let you cruise the car and pick up chicks? is that an option? really test the car out here. >> on that note, we will test out the car. good-bye to you guys. broadcasting all morning, 97.3. we'll go for a spin. have a good morning. >> thanks. can you rev the engine or not when it's an electric one? >> it's totally silent. >> all right. very good. we appreciate that. thanks for spending a little time with us this morning, scott. a cool look there. >> definitely. thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> the "today" show coming up next. then we have an update for you in a half hour.
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